Monday, April 21, 2014


First, I want to take a quick moment to thank Di from Cook the TV and Cheryl in Wisconsin for their wonderful guest posts while I have been so crazy busy finishing up the renovation of the house we bought. You ladies are so kind with your offers of guest posts and I am so thankful!  (Cheryl...get a blog!!!)
Second, I want to say that my good friend Judy was here for the last 10 days and gave me a hand with some decorating, which of course involved shopping and a whole lot of fun.  My other dear friend Ciree even came over Saturday and helped assemble some shelves for my craft room and picked an accent color for my grey and white kitchen. (She's bossy like that!)  How lucky am I to have my two best friends helping at the same time??  Life is good!
That is Judy on the left and Ciree on the right!  I always tease them and tell them I love them because they are both shorter than I am, but the truth is I love them because they are wonderfully talented people who put up with me and all of my quirkiness and they make me laugh until my belly hurts.  They are sitting on my sofa in my newly renovated/partially finished family room,which they have deemed the party room.  Here's a sneak-peek.
Totally went outside my comfort zone in this room.  For those of you who thought I should put shutters on that pass through...I found a pair, tried them out and didn't like them.  I threw them in the garage.  Then Judy came in and said they needed to go downstairs and I made my "face of disappointment" because I was sure they needed to stay in the garage.  We put them up and of course she was right and I loved them.  Judy is a genius! Then I wanted to paint them, but she said they needed to stay orange, so orange became the accent color in my family/party room.  We also did a couple of really fun craft projects for this room and I will share them with you a little later.
Sorry for the fuzzy picture.  When I have time that cabinet will become a bar.  ( Bliss from Bliss Ranch, I will take any advice you have on converting that cabinet into a bar! You are the queen of bar cabinets!)  A dart board and game cabinet will also be in this room.  (Karen at Somewhat Quirky, can you guess what I'll be using as a game cabinet down there?)
Third....we sold our little farm house last week, so the clock is ticking now on the move.  Shouldn't be a problem as the reno is finished and I'm on clean-up duty for the next couple of days.
Fourth...because I was crazy enough to think that my life would finally begin to calm down a little and I could enjoy having some new space and some spring fun landscaping the outside of this house..... we bought another house.  Yes, we did.  It will be a flipper and we start work on it the second week of May.  It is true...there is no rest for the wicked!
So, I will be crazy-busy for the next month or so and will be sporadic on my blog.  I'll have very little time for reading and catching up with my friends here in the blog world. I know you'll be understanding, but I will miss you all and have visions of catching up while relaxing on that white sofa in my family/party room....maybe in June?  Unless I just completely lose my mind, which at this point seems like a very serious possibility.  Suzan, you won't be alone in the asylum!  LOL!
Finally...I want to thank Mel, from Mellywoods Mansion, because when I find myself awake at 3a.m. and totally freaking out about all of this, she is there on the other side of my computer screen, halfway around the world in Australia, keeping me from losing it and giving me some invaluable advice!  Mel, you are awesome!
I'll be back soon with some posts of the reno and I'm starting with the kitchen.